2008 Toyota Tacoma

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2008 Toyota Tacoma Overview

The 2008 Toyota Tacoma is a midsize pickup truck that not only is built for towing and hauling, but is easily maneuverable on city roads. Despite its tough personality and sturdiness, it provides a comfortable ride.

2008 Toyota Tacoma History

The 2008 Toyota Tacoma enters its model year completely unchanged from the 2007 model.

  • The Toyota Tacoma was first introduced in 1995.
  • The second-generation debuted in 2005, redesigned for a new generation.
  • The 2008 Toyota Tacoma was introduced as a part of this second generation.

How It Drives

The 2008 Toyota Tacoma cruises well down highways and has a comfortable cabin, which is a pleasant surprise when compared to other pickup trucks. One of its greatest strengths is its versatility and control. It has responsive handling and steering, no matter the landscape. Its off-road capability and towing capacity provide plenty of utility too. It's pretty light and fast for a pickup.

Used 2008 Toyota Tacoma Value

The 2008 Toyota Tacoma faces stiff competition. Though it's not quite a style leader, the Tacoma does hold functionality over many of its competitors. It comes with many trim levels and feature packages to ensure that drivers will be able to find the exact Tacoma they are looking for. Additionally, it has larger seats with plenty of power adjustment options.

Design & Performance

The Toyota Tacoma offers many choices. You can go for the base body style or upgrade to the Double Cab Long Bed, select front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, or opt for a four-cylinder engine or a V6. The many different combinations ensure that used car buyers can find a model to suit their needs and preferences.

At its entry-level, you get a Tacoma 2WD Regular Cab. It has the following features:

  • Full-size spare tire
  • Four-speaker sound system and radio
  • Rear mudguards
  • Optional air conditioning

Extended Cab and Crew Cab add more standard features than the base model, such as:

  • Upgraded seat fabric
  • Power windows, mirrors, and door locks
  • Six-speaker audio system for the Extended Cab; seven-speaker audio system for the Crew Cab
  • All optional features from the base model

Additional Tacoma packages include the PreRunner and X-Runner. PreRunner vehicles are front-wheel drive with the same higher stance that all-wheel-drive vehicles tend to have. X-Runner vehicles have the best on-road experience for the class and are only offered with the Extended Cab style.

Powertrain & Engine

The base engine is a 2.7L four-cylinder engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic is also optional if you don't like driving manual. The Tacoma also has a 4.0L V6 engine as an option for specific trim levels - it's standard on Crew Cab body styles and on all-wheel-drive Extended Cab body styles. The V6 engine is typically paired with a six-speed manual, but a five-speed automatic can be swapped in as well.

Body Style & Interior Comfort

The Toyota Tacoma has a few different body styles: Regular Cab, Extended Cab, and Crew Cab. Depending on your preferences, you may want to upgrade to Double Cab for more room and comfort - this body style is longer and offers more back-seat comfort. When you compare the Double Cab body style with the other pickups, you'll notice that it's roomy enough to outright beat the other midsize pickup trucks and even compete with some sedans.

Though not many things have changed since the 2006 Tacoma, the 2008 Tacoma has paid special attention to interior comfort.

  • The seats are adjustable, larger, and quite comfortable.
  • There are body style options for efficient use of the back seat space.
  • There are plenty of feature options hosted in the different trim levels.
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Key Features

  • Cloth Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • CD Audio
  • Air Conditioning
  • No A/C
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Bluetooth
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • No A/C
  • SR5 Package
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • TRD Package
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Key Specifications

Gas Mileage
20 City
25 Highway
Base Specifications
Transmission 5-Speed Manual
Drive 2WD
Engine 2.7L
Cylinders 4
Horsepower 159 horsepower@5200rpm
Torque 180 torque@3800rpm
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Ratings

NHTSA Overall Safety Rating NHTSA Driver Frontal Rating 2013 2008 TO TACO
J.D. Power Ratings Overall Design Mechanical Performance & Design TO TACO 2008
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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
(40)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
What customers liked
Reliability, Fuel Economy, Cost to Maintain
What they didn't
Power, Cabin Noise, Seat Comfort
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Awesome Vehicle
Jose | 8/12/2010
5
I am very happy with this truck. I know you can't compare with a big 8 cyl. truck, but it is fast, comfortable and good on mileage. And the resale value is great. I got the Crew Cab with the TRD Sport package. It is defitinely the truck I was looking for.
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